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This section's theme are generally the monetary aspects of P2P trends, and more specifically, aspects of monetary reform, that aim to make the monetary system into a participatory resource that more broadly benefits larger sectors of the world population.

Never forget: human and social wealth is never reducible to its translation in money, see the Wealth Typology.

The P2P Foundation supports the direct social production of money, such as for example through Open Money and other P2P Exchange Infrastructure Projects systems. This marvellous presentation by Robin Upton explains how this can work.

Thanks to Greg Martin and Georg Pleger for their support.


You treasure what you measure, and you measure what you treasure. Open money provides the tools to implement this maxim. What should we be treasuring in our culture and on our planet that we so far have no way to measure?

- Open Money [1]


  1. Money is not the Only Value Measurement System . By Geoff Chesshire.
  2. Why Peer to Peer Currencies will Grow
  3. Rationale for Monetary Reform by Greg Martin.
  4. Monetary Transformation, not Monetary Reform, is What is Needed. By Thomas Greco.
  5. Why the Growth Imperative is Linked to our Monetary Format
  6. Declaration Of The Universal Right Of Monetary Creation and the Open Money Manifesto
  7. Peter Koenig's summaries on the History and Future of money
  8. The Future of Money by Paul B. Hartzog
  9. Capital, Profits, and Interest. Benjamin Tucker.

in German:

  1. Wie funktioniert Geld? Video von Max von Bock
  2. Ausstellungsbroschüre von

Key Resources

  1. The Re-Inventing Money site, at
  2. The video: Money as Debt
  3. The Book: "Money; A Mirror Image Of The Economy" by Dr. J.W. Smith - full text at Applying Henry George’s philosophy across the economic spectrum transposes monopoly rent values into equally-shared use-values. Quality of life increases as working hours drop by half.
  4. The consultancy: Value for People, helps local communities initiate complementary currencies

Key Blogs

  1. Open Source Currency

Key Books

  1. Future of Money
  2. Money and Magic
  3. Money in an Unequal World
  4. Monetary Theory
  5. 30 Lies about Money

Key Concept Pages to read

Abundance vs. Scarcity and Monetary Scarcity vs. Monetary Sufficiency - Non-scarcity based monetary systems

Monetary Reform, Demurrage and Seigneurage, the Credit Commons

Wealth Typology and Wealth Acknowledgment Systems

Also read our more general page on Peer Property

Key Delicious Tags

  1. Abundance,
  2. Complementary Currencies,
  3. Monetary Reform,
  4. Open Money,
  5. P2P Money,

Key Essays

  1. The Future of Payment Systems. By Bernard Lietaer.
  2. Peer to Peer Lending, June 2007 overview report by Brad Slavin.

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